With great eggspectations,
the University of Delaware proudly announces
the birth of YoUDee's sibling,
||8:30 p.m., Tuesday,
Nov. 23, 1999, The Bob
enthusiastic Blue Hen fans!
a slide show of Baby Blue's hatching
new hen in town, Baby Blue joins older sibling YoUDee as an official
Fightin Blue Hen mascot at the University of Delaware. Like
any blue-blooded chick, Baby Blue traces its lineage back to the
Revolutionary War, when the first blue hens developed their reputation
for courage and ferocity in battle -- traits seen today in the fighting
spirit of UD athletic teams.
Blues great-great-great-grandfather, Col. George W. YoUDee,
distinguished himself in the Revolutionary War and was cited for
bravery in battle. Capt. John Caldwell, commenting after the Battle
of Trenton, said, "Theres no yellow streak in that chicken.
Hes blue to the bone." He was given a gold medal of valor,
so blue and gold now serve as Baby Blues official family colors.
any newly hatched chick, Baby Blue is learning to shake its 24-inch
tail feathers and perfect its strut in 13EEE Air YoUDees.
Blue was created by Tom Sapp of Real Characters Inc. in Atlanta.
He also created YoUDee.
Bailey of Real Characters Productions Inc. built the three-dimensional
mascot using Scott foam, Antron fleece, medical-quality plastics
and a variety of other special materials.
information, write to BabyBlue@udel.edu